Maricopa Community College Woodworking Class

Your first woodworking project, possibly a bench, may be the best item you ever make thanks to proper woodworking bench plans. They can be as useful as they are beautiful. Thanks to true woodworking bench plans, you too can construct a high quality workbench in your home or in your garage. You can construct it from plywood or solid wood and you can design it with artistic flair or simple practicality. In whatever size and style, you’ll realize that a woodworking bench makes a nice addition to your house or workspace.

When building your woodworking bench, consider how you will secure the legs to the floor and whether the legs need to be nailed or held down by screws. Nails may be easier to work with but bolts may hold the legs firmly in position. If you have settled on using nails, use the ones that are specially treated for timber. Wood can be easily damaged by acidic solutions so if you are not using claws, then you will want to use wood screws instead.

Get yourself a tape measure so you can get the precise length of the woodworking bench leg. It’s a fantastic idea to have a measuring tape so you can make directly, not circular, cuts. If at all possible, it is better to have a measuring tape and a table that will mark the positions of cut lines. Draw the plan on chart paper and write the measurements exactly. Use a drill bit to create the holes.

Using a circular saw, attach the legs of your woodworking bench to the floor joists. Be sure they are attached tightly. Using the jigsaw, cut the long pieces of timber whose length is shorter than the measure from the tape measure. Use the drill bit to make sure the drill holes are large enough. Place the saw on the timber, making sure that the teeth are on the floor.

The next step is to prepare the woodworking bench dimensions. To do it, you need to use the tape measure again and gauge the length and width of your bench. Now you need to take out the bit of wood that’s closest to your seat. Do this by sliding it out from below the bottom surface of the bench. You need to discover the top substrate 2 x 4 which will be used as the base of your bench. You may lay your wood throughout the top of the top substrate 2 to 4 and use the wood screws or screws to attach it on the cover of the bench.

When you have attached the seat to the surface of the wood, put a piece of wood screw or wood glue on the front of the seat. Then, put another piece of wood on top of this second piece of wood screw or wood glue. This will be sure that the two pieces of wood are firmly pressed together. Screw the railing stretchers securely onto the two pieces of wood.

The next step is to prepare the other side of the bench. If the bench has one rail, you have to prepare the other hand. To do it, you need to use the utility knife. While holding the utility knife in your left hand, slide it right under the long edge of the bench plywood. You will see that the blade is already there. Slide it under the plywood until you get the desired length.

Use the jigsaw to cut along the long edges of the bench and attach legs according to the view plans. When you’re finished with this exercise, you should have your chair constructed and ready to use. However, it’s very important for you to be sure the steps are properly laid out before you begin using the bench. If not, you may be cutting short the time you spend to build and build your own workbench.